Gobind Sagar Lake in Himachal Pradesh

Gobind Sagar is located in the districts of Bilaspur, which is 83 km away from Anandpur Sahib in Himachal Pradesh. One of India’s largest and world’s highest gravity Dams, Bhakra-Nangal Dam is built on the bank of Gobind Sagar.

Built in the year 1976, the Gobind Sagar feeds water to several states of North India. Spread over an area of 170 sq km, the Gobind Sagar houses variety of birds. The travel & tourism department of Himachal Pradesh permits fishing in the Gobind Sagar and the permit can be obtained from the department of fisheries at Bilaspur. During the month of October and November a variety of water sports activities are organized by the Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation. Tourists can enjoy water-skiing, sailing, Kayaking and water-scooter racing on the turf of Gobind Sagar.

Connected by a rope-way, the shrine of Naina Devi overlooks the Gobind Sagar. The adjoining wildlife sanctuary holds Sambhar, wild boar, barking deer and red jungle fowl.

Bhakra Nangal Dam

Being the biggest dam of India, large number of tourists get attracted towards its vast water reservoir and attractive location. It is a life time experience for any visitor to travel to this grand reservoir where water flows with a great speed at such a height. The site definitely generates awe in tourist visiting the dam. To facilitate tourism in this part of Himachal Pradesh, the travel & tourism department of the state has generated a wonderful picnic spot around the region.

How to reach Gobind Sagar Lake

Bhakra dam is about 13 Kms from Nangal. The nearest airport is Chandigarh (105 km from Nangal) after that you can go by road. Nangal is on the Delhi-Una line and there is a daily train “Himachal Express” on this route. Nangal is 20 Km. from Gurdwara Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib and 30 Kms from Gurdwara Sri Kiratpur Sahib.

Content last updated in December 2019

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